How to become a computer hardware expert/technician?

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By abbasi
Nov 28, 2013
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  1. Hello guys,

    I'm a computer software engineer and have some good skills on that area of computer world. But my knowledge about the hardware of the computer is poor. I guess best thing for start to be familiar with hardware is to knowing the CPUs and Graphic cards and like those. I'd like to entrust it to you to suggest me a good reference (such as a free ebook) for being familiar with computer hardware
  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,210   +952

    If you want to become accustomed to the terms and such, I recommend you visit our forum often and check out some of our responses to hardware questions :). Here are some good books: One, Two, three.
    learninmypc likes this.
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,480   +627

    Read techspot. There's a ton of reviews and articles about hardware here.
    learninmypc likes this.
  4. abbasi

    abbasi TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 388   +21

    Thank you JC713. I think first link is better. A good idea isn't it to first read that book and then search the websites (like here and wikipedia) for being up-to-date?
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,389   +135

    Maybe you want to look into getting something like an A+ certification.
    Experience is also very important; computers do weird crazy things sometimes.
    TheHawk and learninmypc like this.
  6. abbasi

    abbasi TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 388   +21

    I chose below book. What's your opinions?

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  7. wholesalestunna

    wholesalestunna TS Rookie Posts: 35

    I'm currently learning the stuff for the A+ and I have the Meyers A+ Book and it has TONS of hardware information and not only explains what things are, but why they are, and how they work. It's a little lengthy though at 1500ish pages, but can be downloaded to an iPad or something for like 34 dollars.
  8. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,210   +952

    Yeah you should familiarize yourself with the terms and basics before venturing into the hardware world.
  9. abbasi

    abbasi TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 388   +21

    What are your votes to my choice? Above book. Agree or disagree?
  10. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,210   +952

    Looks good since it was published by MS.
    abbasi likes this.

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